Archive - 2013 - News Article
Construction at the Howard College San Angelo site is heading skyward.
âAfter weeks of watching all of this horizontal activity behind the (West Texas) Training Center â clearing of land, the building of pads â we have finally seen some vertical action,â John Parsons, campus dean of facilities of the West Texas Training Center reported to Howard College trustees Monday.
Following a generous donation from the employees of Al's Barbecue, the manager of Wal-Mart decided to do the same and matched Al's donation with the proceeds going to the annual Big Sprng Area Chamber of Commerce Toy Drive, much to the delight of Executive Director Debbye Valverde.
âWe didn't get as many donations this year, so this will really help,â she said.
For more information, contact the Chamber at 263-7641.
Winners of the 2013 Big Spring Herald Christmas Parade were:
Best interpretation of theme: Northside Movement.
Best use of lighting: Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) Big Spring.
Best costuming: St. Mary's Episcopal Church.
Awards listed by category will be announced at a later date.
For the past 27 years, the First Church of the Nazarene's Drive Through Living Nativity has been a part of the Christmas tradition in Big Spring. It began with seven scenes and has grown over the years â with 14 on view this year.
For the people at Spring Tabernacle Ministries, the real joy of the Christmas season is found in giving, rather than receiving, presents.
Spring Tabernacle, located at 1208 Wright St., will hold its 18th annual Christmas gift give-away beginning at 9 a.m. Friday and continuing for as long as toys and other gifts last.
Parents of children ages 2 to 12 may receive up to four gifts per child during the event, Minister Mona Lue Tonn said.
For more information on the give-away, contact Tonn at 263-0544.
What we have here is a failure to communicate.
The recent wave of ice storms have done more than just send temperatures plunging and turn roads into skating rinks â it has also done serious damage to Howard Countyâs communication system.
A tower that county agencies â including the sheriffâs office â used was felled during the ice storm that hit this area the week of Thanksgiving, leaving communication with deputies and other emergency responders in certain areas of the county dicey at best.
Yes, Virginia, there will be a Christmas parade.
The Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade, postponed last Saturday because of adverse weather conditions, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. this Saturday. An early weather forecast from the National Weather Service calls for temperatures in the low 50s during the day Saturday, indicating a much more suitable climate.
Heritage Museum is working on damage from a burst waterline and will annouce later in the week whether Breakfast with Santa and other activities will be held Saturday.